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Pupil Premium - Report to Parents 2014/15

Overview of the school

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll (January 2015)

296

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG (January Census)

28 - 2014

26 - 2015

Total amount of PPG

(7 Twelths 2014/15; 5 Twelths 2015/16)

£38,083

The above figures exclude Little Fishes Nursery.

Nature of Support

  • Provision of two Home School Link Workers to provide guidance on behaviour, school policies and procedures and emotional support to pupils and parents.
  • Additional Teaching Assistant to support pupils (lunchtimes and afternoons) in nurture groups/sessions.
  • Counselling (Play and Art Therapy) to support children’s emotional well-being and development.  
  • Drama Club to focus on performing arts as well as developing confidence, self-esteem and resilience.
  • Additional hours (5 hours per week) for 3 TAs to deliver specific programmes such as: Jump Ahead which supports the development of motor skills, Lego Therapy which develops social communication skills and Literacy Booster Groups for Years 2 and 3.
  • An additional teacher to deliver literacy and maths interventions in Years 5 and 6.
  • Additional resources purchased to support phonics and reading: Project X phonics books and phonics comic books to engage readers.
  • Allocation of spaces to attend the school’s Breakfast and After School Club free of charge including homework support (assessed on an individual basis).
  • Funding subsidy for school visits and residential trips (assessed on an individual basis).
  • Funding subsidy for uniform.

Outcomes 2014-15

  • Improved progress and attainment in Year 6 SATs, Year 1 Phonics Screening Check and EYFS, results for all pupils, including those in receipt of Pupil Premium.

Year 6

  • 97% of pupils achieved Level 4 in Reading, Writing and Maths (RWM) compared to 80% nationally (2014).
  • 45% of pupils achieved Level 5 in Reading, Writing and Maths (RWM) compared to 24% nationally (2014).
  • 100% of pupils in receipt of receipt of pupil premium achieved Level 4 in Reading, Writing and Maths (RWM) compared to 67% nationally (2014).
  • 100% of pupil in receipt of pupil premium made expected or better progress in Reading, Writing and Maths (RWM).

Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

  • 86% of pupils passed the Phonics Screening Check compared to 74% nationally (2014).
  • 100% of pupils in receipt of pupil premium passed the Phonics Screening Check compared to 84% nationally (2014).

EYFS

  • 73% of pupils achieved the GLD (Good Level of Development) compared to 61% above nationally (2014) and 26% above last year.
  • 67% of pupils in receipt of pupil premium achieved the GLD (Good Level of Development) compared to 45% nationally (2014).
  • Many families have been supported by our Home School Link Workers. They have worked in partnership with parents/carers to provide support during difficult times, improve attendance/punctuality and to help them access support from outside agencies.
  • Pupils who attended our nurture groups, Drama Club and Lego Club have developed skills that have helped them to make progress in many areas. Drama Club, for instance, enabled many children to make invaluable progress in terms of self-esteem and confidence which often leads to academic progress. The impact of these groups can be seen clearly in qualitative data.
  • The children who attended counselling have benefitted greatly from sessions which support their emotional well-being and development. The impact of counselling is far more subtle than facts and figures and can be seen, for example, in the children’s level of engagement at school, the way they interact with their peers and the progress they have made in terms of self-esteem and confidence.  
  • Interventions run by teachers and TAs had a significant positive effect upon progress in reading, writing and maths which is reflected in our data. 
  • Attending Breakfast Club and After School Club has enabled pupils to socialise with their peers, eat healthy breakfasts and snacks and to complete their homework using school resources that sometimes is not available at home, such as the Internet and printers.  These clubs therefore not only enable the children to complete work that consolidates and expands upon learning that has taken place in the classroom but also gives the children a great start/end to the day.
  • Pupil Premium funding ensured that no child was denied the opportunity to attend school visits; these experiences shape and mould them for the rest of their lives. 
  • The school uniform subsidy not only reduced some of the financial pressures families can experience but also resulted in many children turning up to school feeling proud of their new uniform - it really boosted their self-esteem. 

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